Practitioners


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Dr. Louise Bibby (Osteopath)
Victoria University 2009 - B.Sc.(Clin.Sci) M.H.Sc.(Osteo)

  • Injury Management Consulting
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaching
  • Knee & ACL Rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy Related Pain
  • Kids & Bubs – Musculoskeletal and Developmental

Lou is the owner and founder of Central Mallee Osteopathy. She has a genuine desire to help people, and loves nothing more than to provide quality care with her team, in an environment that helps people change and grow in a healthy way.

Along with assisting day-to-day patients with their general musculoskeletal maladies, Lou has a passion for sport and a passion for performance. From the casual weekend walkers, ladies taking on HIIT classes or getting back on track after pregnancy, patients building up for their first fun run or rehabilitating from serious injury, right down to the triathletes and young athletes pushing the boundaries with a desire to improve performance – Lou adapts her management for all abilities.

After suffering a serious knee injury of her own, she now dedicates a great deal of her practicing time to sports injury management and rehabilitation, injury prevention, strength and conditioning coaching, junior development programs, and sports training and mentoring.

Lou thrives on building strong trusting relationships with her patients. With energy to spare, she strives to find solutions, get results, and provide care in a way that makes all of her patients feel thoroughly cared for.
 


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Dr. Michael Crisp (Osteopath)
Victoria University 2017 – B.Sc. (Clin.Sci) M.H.Sc. (Osteopathy)

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Neck & Back Pain (including Headaches)

Mick, a local from Sea Lake, loves to build rapport with his patients to make them feel as comfortable as possible in the treatment room. He has a holistic approach to treatment and is keen to further his learning by attending courses and seminars to ensure he is able provide the best possible treatment outcomes.

Mick’s main interests are treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries, especially those related to sports, as well as creating and progressing exercise programs.

Due to his own personal sporting injuries, Mick has a vested interest in providing ankle rehabilitation, whether that be aiming to avoid surgery or post-surgical rehabilitation, to return to full activity or sport.


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Dr Carly Atkins (Osteopath)
RMIT 2017 - B.Sc. (Clin.Sci) M.H.Sc. (Osteopathy)

  • Back and Neck pain
  • Elderly patients
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Dry Needling

Carly became an osteopath because she firmly believes the best way to improve health and function is to treat the whole person. She loves building relationships with patients and helping them improve their quality of life. She has worked with a VFL club and loves the challenge of helping people get the most out of their body.

Carly has a very patient centred approach tailoring each treatment to the patient's individual needs to help them achieve their personal goals. She uses a range of techniques including dry needling when it is required. 


Massage Therapist


Lacey Elliott

Lacey's massage services include sports, relaxation and pregnancy massage. 
 
She completed her massage training in 2014, and works side by side our osteopaths, complimenting our patients osteopathic treatments with her massage services. 

Lacey is a keen sportswoman herself, and a champion horse rider. She spends a majority of her time riding and training horses on her family farm, preparing for and attending events both nationally and internationally.


Reception Staff


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Nicole Bushby

Nicole joined the team in 2015 as a year 10 student from Swan Hill Secondary College. Over the years, she has quietly grown into a confident and competent receptionist for the clinic, and is a proud member of the team.

Nicole is currently having a gap year and has deferred Osteopathic studies at Victoria University in 2018.


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Tahlia Barry

Tahlia joined the team in 2017 as a year 10 student from McKillop College.

There is never a quiet moment for Tahlia - her work ethic and initiative second to none. She keeps herself busy making sure everything at Central Mallee Osteopathy is in order, so that our patients have a great experience every time they walk through the doors.

Tahlia enjoys all things friends and sport. She plays netball for the Woorinen Football Netball Club - Go Tigers!

 


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Melissa Gilchrist (Hogan)

Melissa has been a valuable part of the Central Mallee Osteopathy reception team since its first expansion to Swan Hill at the beginning of 2014.

Growing up in Nullawil, Melissa is a busy mum of 3 clever kids and is highly active in both Swan Hill and Nullawil sporting, school and community groups.

Always a friendly face, she helps keep the place ticking like clockwork, and provides valuable support to the whole team.